Nals Margreid Galea Schiava 2013
- Rated 4.5 stars
- Südtirol Alto Adige
- Reviewed by: Treve Ring
- Published on: February 14, 2017
- Last modified: February 14, 2017
Though the Schiava grape might be new to you, it's been grown in Alto Adige since the 16th century. Also known as Vernatsch or Trollinger, the grape produces light, fragrant reds typically with moderate alcohol and light tannins. This elegant, lightly-hued example from Nals Margreid is an excellent introduction; 100+-year-old vines yield a light red with delicate wild strawberries, raspberries, perfumed pink florals and a thin vein of minerality. The palate, also quietly confident, brings delicate strawberries and anise, fine pink peppercorn spice, a slight grip of tannins and a subtle smoked stoniness. Acidity is freely lifted and the finish lingering. Pair with charcuterie, specifically speck, on a midsummer eve.